Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club Friday Net 146.910!!! 5/24/2013
N0MIO Net Control
–The Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club meeting will be the third Saturday of the month at 5PM. This months meeting will be June 15th
–Testing Will also be available at 3-4PM for anyone of those who want to either get there technician license or if you are wanting to upgrade to a general or extra class. The Fee for this test will be $15.
–Any one listening interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator should attend a meeting.
–What’s happening in Ham Radio–
–CQ Field Day CQ Field Day!–
We welcome all to join us at the Red Cross Saturday June 22 for the annual ARRL Field Day event. Once again we will be setting up radios on emergency power to demonstrate to the public how amateur radio can operate when all other means of communication fail. Whether you are a Technician class who would like to try to operate on HF frequencies, or a non-ham who has an interest in amateur radio, you are welcome to come join us and operate the radios, to come ask questions, or just come visit and enjoy good company in the atmosphere of a beach party.
SMARC is once again holding a raffle as a fund raiser for club events and repeater expenses. The Grand Prize this year is a Wouxun KG-UVD1P Dual Band U/V 136-174/400-480MHz Two-way Handheld Transceiver with programming cable and remote speaker microphone! Get your tickets now! 1 for $1, 6 for $5, 12 for $10. Contact Patti Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-224-0234.
–New Southwest Missouri District D Net–
Good evening folks, Would like to encourage everyone to welcome a new net to the airwaves on Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. The net is being held on the Southwest Missouri Linked Repeater System (SMLRS) and can be checked into on the 147.015+ Springfield repeater, PL 162.2 Hz. Other repeaters on the system include the 145.390-, PL 91.5 Hz in Granby (near Joplin), the 145.450-, PL 91.5 Hz in Nevada and the 442.150+, PL 162.2 Hz in Crane.
Hope you can take the time to check in and familiarize yourself and the ARES folks of the coverage of the system, and also check out your station’s operation by seeing how many of the system’s repeaters you can hear. For more information on the system, check out www.smlrs.info.
73 & hope to year you on the net,–
James Adkins, KB0NHX
There has been a successful test of a backup machine for the 444.400 repeater. It works pretty well considering it has only 1/4 of a watt of output. I guess you could call it QRP. There will be a power amp set up on it to bring the power up to 30 watts or so. Its location is East central Springfield and i expect it to probably only cover that general area until a suitable location is found for it. Use 162.2 pl tone to get in and it is an open machine.
SMARC repeaters are now on Broadcastify. You can hear them on the following link: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/13991
As a courtesy, the Greene County Skywarn nets, when active, will also be heard over this feed.
–Benton County Radio Operator’s Hamfest–
Hello SMARC, This is KF5LHM Mike Guest with the Benton County Radio Operators club. I would like to take a moment and invite your club and all hams in your area, to the BCRO Hamfest in Rogers Arkansas. When: Saturday, June 8th, 2013 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This year we are the Delta division sponsors and as such we will be having several members of the ARRL staff in attendance for the event. Here, see attachment, is some info on the event. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions my e-mail is email@example.com my phone # is 479-721-2508 . Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. Mike Guest, 73’s
–Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club Polo’s–
There is still time to get your order in for a SMARC polo. They cost $30. If you would like to order one, please contact Patti Palmer kd0ael at firstname.lastname@example.org with your size. She will be placing the order June 7 and will need the money by then.
–Nixa Bike Ride– 4 hams are still needed for the Nixa Bike Ride June 1. Please contact James Adkins at email@example.com
–Dastardly Trivia—Thanks goes out to Patti KD0AEL for Trivia Tonight
Friday night net trivia
Dastardly Trivia: Do you remember the Technician test?
1. What is the grace period following the expiration of an amateur license within which the license may be renewed?
A. Two years
B. Three years
2. What is the “Q” signal used to indicate that you are receiving interference from other stations?
3. What is the basic unit of inductance?
A. The farad
B. The henry
–Short time, Mobile or Handheld Transceiver—